Haas seeks discussion with race director

Haas seeks discussion with race director

(Motorsport-Total.com) — There is still discontent within the Haas team over how the FIA ​​dealt with the damaged front wing on Kevin Magnussen’s VF-22 at the Canadian GP in Montreal. That’s why team owner Günther Steiner now wants to talk to the World Automobile Association.

Kevin Magnussen (right) had to pit early in Canada


“We didn’t get a call saying: ‘Hey, guys, a piece of your front wing got ripped off, what do you think about it? Steiner is surprised that the FIA ​​hasn’t contacted him. Especially since you know how to build a wing.

“I can’t sit here saying it will never fall. But it couldn’t fall because it has xylon on it, and xylon doesn’t break.” Instead, Magnussen was flagged for scrambled eggs without consulting the team. A black flag with an orange dot indicates damage that needs to be repaired in the pits. (All the info about safety flags in Formula 1!)

Haas would have changed Magnussen’s wings anyway

Magnussen clashed with Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes in the opening stages of a Formula 1 race in Montreal – not for the first time this year. The Dane suffered damage to the front wing which earned him a black and orange flag.

“My personal disappointment, and I have to bring it up to my team manager Peter Crolla, is that we should have gotten at least one phone call and asked for our opinion instead of just getting the flag and that’s it.” , Steiner insists again .

Especially since the team would have reacted to the loss anyway. “We would have changed the wing anyway because we lost downforce, but at a better time,” Steiner noted. “Even a lap later you’d probably lose 10 seconds less because it was under the virtual safety car, so it was a little disappointing.”

Anger at Esteban Ocon

“I think it happened because another driver called on the radio that he feared for his life, so again there was a reaction,” Steiner Esteban couldn’t resist digging into Ocon. The alpine pilot expressed concern over the pit radio. “If he [den Flügel] loses, I’ll hit him in the face,” Ocon said.

The Haas team suspects that Ocon’s statement influenced race management. Magnussen himself believed that his car was “fine”. Magnussen continued: “The front wing was secure, it was not broken.” In general, Haas has recently been amazed at the line of Formula 1 racing management.

“They didn’t start in Monaco because it started to rain, and here [in Montreal] i will [an die Box] Called because I have a bruise on my front wing,” Magnussen shook his head. So it was time Haas sat down at a table with the race director.

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